Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admitted his side were deservedly beaten but was critical of the way in which Saracens achieved their 26-16 victory in the Aviva Premiership at the Ricoh Arena.

After 60 minutes of the game Wasps were still in contention but two tries in four minutes from Duncan Taylor and Owen Farrell turned the game the visitors’ way as Saracens took their winning run over their rivals to nine games. Farrell converted both tries and kicked four penalties.

“I’m frustrated because that four minute spell took the game away from us,” said Young.

“It was nip and tuck until then and it was going to be a three-point game. I was disappointed to concede the first try from a set piece and the second was a fortuitous bounce of the ball so we let the game get away from us.


“You have to give them credit, but it’s a boring way to play. Their kicking game is very difficult to play against.”

As a result Wasps could only manage a consolation try from Frank Halai. The try was converted by Jimmy Gopperth, who also kicked two penalties.

Saracens coach Mark McCall responded to Young’s criticism of his side by saying: “They kicked a bit more than us in the first half.

“They should have played the way they normally do as it probably would have been more successful.”

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